The Sprockets Shared Database collects and stores information from out-of-school time (OST) providers all across the city of Saint Paul.
At Sprockets, we hear time and again from our network of program providers how difficult it is to answer big-picture questions about OST as a whole.
For example, we wondered:
- How many youth in Saint Paul are participating in OST?
- What types of programs do they attend and how frequently?
- Where are the opportunity gaps?
- What kind of an impact is OST making on youth in Saint Paul? How can we do even more?
The Sprockets Shared Database was created to help answer those kinds of questions, while improving the quality of information about and for the entire OST community. Comprehensive information about the state of OST in Saint Paul will help us make decisions about expanding or starting new programs, better link in-school and out-of-school learning outcomes, and show the impact of OST participation in our community.
A Little Data - A Lot to Celebrate! Click here to see how far we have come through the initial database pilot. What do you want to know? JOIN US - let's put the data together and learn!
Be Part of the Sprockets Shared Database
We invite all OST programs in Saint Paul to be part of the Sprockets Shared Database. By participating in the Sprockets Shared Database, we can increase our collective impact by giving even more youth opportunities for success through OST.
Your unique username and password will give you access to your data for fundraising, board reports, and to help you manage, evaluate, and improve your programs. Yes, your data, all in one place, in standardized reports, at no or low cost to you.
In addition, you’ll be able to compare your program data to collective information about OST programs in Saint Paul. You’ll also be able to access Saint Paul Public Schools aggregate data for youth in your program — including test scores, attendance, and free-and-reduced price lunch status — to help inform your program offerings.
Data from Sprockets Shared Database participants and Saint Paul Public Schools will only be shared with other participating organizations in aggregate form with identifying characteristics removed. Sprockets partners with Wilder Research to manage and evaluate the data, ensuring the highest levels of privacy protection and accurate analysis.
APPLY NOW! Does your organization offer programs in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul? We've designed a special cohort just to welcome organizations like yours into the Sprockets database. Submit a letter of interest by October 19th, 2012. Click here for the details.
For more information, or to join the Sprockets Shared Database
Contact Catherine Penkert, Sprockets Database Project Lead, at 651-266-6422 or Catherine.Penkert@ci.stpaul.mn.us